Professional Development That Delivers

Build Capacity to Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards

CL-HomeRotator_16586822-Disiplinary Literacy and the Common CoreOur expert consultants work with your instructors and administrators on readiness assessments and collaborative planning sessions designed to build awareness of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the changes they bring about. The results of these activities form the foundation of a collaborative job-embedded professional development program that’s designed to engage teachers and leaders and build sustainable capacity.

Catapult Learning offers teacher training that delivers comprehensive coverage of the new standards, delivered in several methods that are all convenient, well-designed, and thorough. With videos, in-person seminars, coaching, and take-home reference materials, your staff has access to great resources they’ll put to use immediately and refer to again and again.

Expand your staff’s perspective with multiple professional development modalities

  •  Video resources: Through the teachers’ resource portal, your staff has access to our complete library of video titles, including “Disciplinary Literacy: an Introduction,” “Going Beyond the Textbook,” and “Going Beyond Books and Lab Reports.”
  • In-person training: In Catapult Learning’s full-day seminar, “Sharing the Wealth: a New Way of Thinking about Literacy,” historians and scientists share their perspectives on disciplinary literacy. Seminar activities include exploration of cultural and political context, investigation of issues of causation and corroboration, and examination of scientific processes, data, and conclusions.
  • Job-embedded coaching: Your staff and Catapult Learning experts work together over several days in the classroom to implement instructional strategies for students that include matching complex texts to meaningful tasks, close reading in individual subject areas, and using writing to support conceptual understanding.